Denver Office of Disability Rights
Dr. Aisha Rousseau serves as the Director of the Office of Disability Rights for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. She earned a B.A. from Spelman College; a M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University; and a Ph.D. in Health Related Sciences from the School of Allied Health Professions at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and an elected Board Member of the National Council of Rehabilitation Educators. Dr. Rousseau comes to the City and County of Denver most recently after serving several years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona. Her former clinical experiences include serving as the first ADA Coordinator for the Richmond, Virginia Public Schools District, managing and overseeing $25 million in capital improvements toward a five-year legal settlement agreement. As the first African American doctoral graduate from the Rehabilitation Counseling Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Rousseau has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and continues to write and conduct research pertaining to the intersection of disability, gender and multicultural issues, as well as minority women living with HIV/AIDS.